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NBC
Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
tonight about the misfortunes of another prominent politician, former congressman jesse jackson jr. of chicago, who is charged with using campaign funds to finance an appetite for expensive jewelry, furs, and other luxury items. we'll get that story tonight from nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: the day after former congressman jesse jackson jr. was charged with misusing campaign funds, the downfall of the once rising political star has shaken his hometown of chicago. >> i find the level of theft on his part stunning. >> you have to learn from your mistakes. that's all. we'll pray for hill. >> reporter: jackson was charged friday with diverting $750,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit, including $43,000 for a gold plated rolex. nearly $19,000 for michael jackson memorabilia. $10,000 for bruce lee items. $5,100 for fur capes and parkas. and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. >> using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 8:00am PST
capitol hill to the courthouse and maybe to prison jesse jackson jr. is not the first law maker to make this journey but he's the one pleading guilty as we speak. no bail yet for the blade runner but the defense scores points as new details emerge from the death of his model girlfriend. >>> this used to be the place to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, the preceding are still going on as we speak. i just came out minutes ago. they are all inside the c
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 1:00am PST
. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. >>> also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. to the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash he took and what was bought with. we'll tell you about that shortly. >>> but we begin with a killing that has captivated and confounded millions of people around the world. captivated because of the death of a glamorous model allegedly at perhaps the bravest olympic athlete in modern memory. it could not be more stirring or tragic in and of itself. it's confounding because each day brings more news that doesn't establish in any clear direction whether oscar pistorius, the blade return, shot reeva steenkamp dead after a loud, long argument or whether it was a horrific accident. tonight, for the first time anywhere, the victim's brother, adam, says that he and the family are no less confounded, no less torn. our conversation just ahead. first, pretoria, south africa, and day two of a bail hearing that's playing out more like a complete trial. robyn curnow reports. >> reporter: a po
NBC
Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. was for years considered a rising bright light among democrats in congress with a famous family name. but today he and his wife were in tears in a federal courtroom, pleading guilty to serious crimes involving campaign money. both of them now face possible prison time. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign. admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the wheel of fortune for former congressman jesse jackson jr. pleading guilty to lavish abuse of campaign money and offering a tearful apology to his famous father. here's abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: today, congressman jesse jackson jr. left court in disgrace, breaking months of silence. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: the son of an iconic civil rights leader and one-time presidential candidate had been a rising star. even speaking at the 2008 democratic national convention. but today, jackson was in court weeping as a convicted felon. he turned to his father to say, "i'm sorry." jackson admitted to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal gain. buying michael jackson, jimi hendrix and bruce lee memorabilia. furs, home furnishings, a rolex watch worth $43,000. jackson now faces more than four years in prison, as part of his guilty plea, and likely will serve time. not a future jackson or his father ever expected. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> and now, we want you to know about a new consumer alert
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 2:35am EST
jackson jr. faces a possible five years in prison. he admitted to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal gain. memorabilia from michael jackson, jimmy hendricks and bruce lee, even a rolex watch worth $43,000. he apologized after the hearing saying he simply let everybody down. >>> one body has been recovered from the rubble of that restaurant explosion in kansas city. the blast injured 15 people, 6 of them are still in the hospital. and now there are questions about whether the area should have been evacuated earlier. workers in nearby buildings say they smelled gas hours before that explosion. >>> the center of the nation is being pounded by a winter storm this morning. warnings and advisories are posted from new mexico to wisconsin. here's sam champion with more. >> reporter: it start as a brutal wintery blast, covering california with wind, rain and snow. drivers unprepared for the messy conditions spun out, causing pileups. >> it's terrible, because they can't clean the roads and it will just get worse. >> reporter: and stranding hundreds of drivers, some for hours,
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
projects. >>> next up this morning right here on wjz. >> jesse jackson junior and his wife appear in federal court today. coming up, the charges they both face and their expected pleas. >> why the feds are getting involved in the case of the deadly hopkins gynecologist who took pictures of his patients. i'm mike schuh a live report next. >> a teenager who shot up his school on the first day enters a plea. i'm rochelle richie, the latest on robert gladden junior coming up next. >> i'll have the latest on your morning commute in just a few. >> audiences are flocking to theaters to see a good day to die hard the fifth film in the series. ji courtney tell us what it was like working with bruce willis and playing his son in his latest one. stay tuned that's coffee with. >>> we're taking >>> it is 6:30 and very pretty, pretty cold and windy. sharon is watching the streets, marty is over at first warning weather. >> there's this light area of moisture. i think the bulk of this is aloft and not falling. it's very dry right now. be surprised if any of this is hitting the ground but you may
FOX News
Feb 16, 2013 1:00am EST
by a member of congress. former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandra have been charged in federal court with several felonies. prosecutors say the ones prominent political couple used campaign funds tore lavish, personal expenses. another way to say it, they were cheating and stealing. and both congressman jackson and his wife have agreed to plead guilty to the federal charges. john mccormick joins us. nice to see you. and they were stealing, cheating. and i'm curious, what are they charged with doing specifically? >> they are charged with taking nearly $1 million out of campaign funds and spending spet on personal expenses. very bizarre things, $40,000 on a gold rolex chart, $5,000 in parkas and capes. and he spent money on bruce lee and michael jackson paraphernalia. $5,000 on a michael jackson thing so it's bizarre expenditures on part of a former congressman. >> and there is jackson, how is she brought into this some. >> she is brought in because she misstated how much income they have had. >> called cheating. >> and this whole investigation was started off because of the 2008
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
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CBS
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
model reeva steenkamp was shot to death. >> jesse jackson jr. will plead guilty for misusing campaign funds. >> this is nod an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >>> hundreds of people are stranded on a highway in north los angeles. >>> as pope benedict prepares to step down the buzz is blowing that an american could be next in line. >>> apple is the latest victim of cyber attacks with the same malware that hit twitter and facebook. >>> all that -- >> you want a cat fight? oh, we have a cat fight. a pair of brooding bobcats. p>> -- and all that matters -- >> you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. buy a shotgun. buy a shotgun. >> joe biden being joe biden. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> pizza shop owner is offering anyone who shows a shotgun or permit 15% off their order. i hate to break it to him, but every store has that discount. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is on assignment. president obama is warning about across-the-board budget cuts soon to kick in. he warns people will lose their jobs and services will be slashed. >>
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
other democrats in trouble including former detroit mayor kwame kilpatrick and jesse jackson junior. >>> with the departure of pope benedict, the catholic church is in a period of transition. there is a trend that has many catholics disturbed. religious correspondent lauren green on what is happening to catholic schools. >> they are frustrated that the school's close at the end of the year. >> when the decision time came, we were sure we met the goal. we at no time think it would close. then we felt it was in vain. >> in the 1950s, catholic schools were 13,000 nationally. today is less than 7,000. since 2000, 24% drop in number of schools. new york archdiocese of schools says this is not an academic issue. this is a finance issue. >> the cost per child is at an elementary school. roughly $6200. we artificially set tuition lower to make it as affordable as possible for all children and then we take it upon ourselves to make up the difference. >> attendance at mass down choosthere are fewer people choosing to make it a priority. >> if you're not a regular church-goer, perhaps getting
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
in this country, former congressman jesse jackson jr. dabs his eyes with a handkerchief today as he pleaded guilty to using $750,000 of campaign money for personal expenses. among those purchases,s michael jackson memorabilia and a rolex watch. jackson is to be sentenced june 28th. his lawyer talked about the next step. >> the process that begins now is explaining that conduct to the audience that counts and that's obviously the sentencing judge. the way we're going to do it is not going to be on the courthouse steps. it's not going to be to oprah. no offense to oprah. we're going to do it as lawyers. >> jackson could get up to five years in prison and $250,000 fine. his wife is due in court later today and is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. >>> and the new pope could be known sooner than expected. pope wen dikt xvi is considering changing the rule. they should vote on a successor 15 to 20 days after. his last day will be february 28. >>> and with fist bum ms and a full heart, robin roberts returning to "good morning america." the "gma" anchor was back on the air this morning
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am PST
jackson jr. pleading guilty. he teared up in the court this morning. he is charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. >>> plus we are waiting for his wife to arrive. she is also facing corruption charges and is expected to plead guilty. >>> are republicans changing their tune? a new ad shows several of them supporting same-sex marriage. this is cnn newsroom, and i'm suzanne malveaux. >>> dramatic fall from grace for jesse jackson jr. the former congressman from illinois, he has pleaded guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. that is a federal offense that could put him behind bars for several years. the chicago democrat, of course, son of the reverend jesse jackson, is accused of using campaign cash for a huge personal spending spree, buying expensive watches, furs, and celebrity memorabilia. well, lisa sylvester, she was in the courtroom when jackson entered the plea. tell us, first of all, what was his demeanor? did he seem that he acknowledged what had happened and that he felt a certain sense of responsibility or remorse? >> reporter: he defin
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> federal prosecutors today filed campaign finance charges against former chicago congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandi. jackson has admitted to using $750,000 in campaign money to buy personal items, including a rolex watch, mink coats, furniture and even a hat once worn by michael jackson. his wife signed a plea agreement, admitting to filing incorrect joint tax returns. jackson apologized for his actions in a statement today. he faces up to five years in prison. >>> valentine's day is a big one for romance, and getting engaged. but if you got a diamond ring this week and it came from costco, you might have been sold a bill of goods. the jeweler, tiffany & company sued costco yesterday for promoting some engagement rings as tiffany diamonds at a discount. but the jeweler says they have never allowed any of their products to be sold at costco. tiffany is seeking damages. no word yet on whether any happy couples are seeking refunds. we're back in a moment with a blast from the past and a major milestone this weekend. ♪ >>> the nbc television newsreel with paul ally, your commen
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 8:00am PST
jackson junior just pled guilty in a court in washington, d.c. his wife will appear later today. >>> allen says he wants to focus on the health of his wife and recently cleared of any wrong doing in the general petraeus sex scandal. >>> it's a merger of rivals, office max and office depot have merged as part of an all stock deal with a combined $18 billion in revenue for 2012. and a major snowstorm is heading towards the midwest and could dump more than a foot of snow by thursday night. however, there is a silver lining here, good news, that storm could bring much needed moisture to areas affected by the drought. >>> we're learning more about the chilling details of a foil murder plot involving justin bieber. police in new mexico released audio made by the mastermind behind the plot in which one of his conspirators explained how he would kas trait the singer. it was planned for december while bieber was in new york city. [ male announcer ] why is kellogg's crunchy nut so delicious? because every flake is double-toasted... splashed with sweet honey... and covered in rich double-roasted pean
FOX
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. prosecutors say used $50 to, in campaign money for -- $750,000 in campaign money for personal use. jackson's wife is charged with filing false tax returns. jackson resigned shortly after being re-elected. >>> there's new information about christopher dorner suspected of killing four people. investigators now believe stoner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officials before -- dorner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officers before the killings. all had direction to fire dorner. now, charlie beck has ordered a complete investigation about how dorner was fired. dorner complained. he was -- dorner claimed he was a target of racism as he worked for the l.a.p.d. >> i do not believe that's justified, but -- and this is a big caveat -- it needs to be address. we are only as good as the public thinks we are. >> the former police officer turned fugitive died during a mountain cabin shootout a week ago. >>> police in the north bay are investigating a string of b
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >>> as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors, jesse jackson, jr. has admitted misusing campaign funds. the plea agreement says jackson and his wife spent some $750,000 in campaign money to buy everything from furs to michael jackson memorabilia. as part of the deal, jackson has to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars. >>> about 1,000 people were hurt when a meteor streaked across the russian sky exploding with a sonic boom that shattered glass and buildings. the explosion was the equivalent of 300,000 tons of tnt. >>> play at the women's australian golf tournament was interrupt in the first round by kangaroos. it's dry this time of year and apparently the kangaroos are drawn to the lush courses or maybe they just really like golf. >>> the 360 special edition killer cop inside the hunt for christopher dorner continues in a moment. >>> after christopher dorner's manifesto came to life, another strange turn, kyung lah has the details of a package he sent to our own anderson cooper. >> reporter: the package wasdy czar. anderson cooper described the con tents in detail. >> my assistan
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 12:00am PST
-word and slapped the child. jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. jackson allegedly bought personal items including michael jackson memorabilia fur coats, a rolex watch. the formal charges came days after jackson signed a plea deal with prosecutors. the judge will decide if he'll serve any prison time. those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon, keeping your informed. >>> welcome back to this special "piers morgan tonight." i'm ashleigh banfield in for piers. while the triumph cruise ship inched back to shore, another story just as riveting makes news around the world. it is that of oscar pistorius, the paralympic star accused in the valentine's day murder of his girlfriend. pistorius sat down with piers last year for a candid and surprising one-on-one interview. we're going to bring it to you in just a moment. first, the case against a man who became known as the blade runner. oscar pistorius stands in the packed courtroom openly weeping as he faces the shocking charge. a national hero in south africa, the olympic athlete known as the blade runner i
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
toobin and joe ji jackson are going to discuss this. we are going to hear from reeva steenkamp's best friend tonight, erin burr note out front. >>> and jodi arias testifying about the day travis alexander died. >> i was in the bathroom. i remember dropping the knife and it clinked on the tile, made a big noise, and i just remember screaming. i don't remember anything after that. not immediately. >> we break down her testimony and memory lapse, next. dle-meltr usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is appl
NBC
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
reported smelling natural gas before the explosion. >> jesse jackson, jr., is expected to take a plea deal in a scheme to spend $750,000 of campaign funding on personal items. jackson is charged with with conspiracy. his wife charged with a count of filing a false joint tax return. >> it is an a annual tradition ski week for schools in the bay area. >> that means people hitting the slopes in the sierra. brian hickey is live at sugar bowl with a look at the fresh powder from overnight. otherwise known as heaven. >> reporter: absolutely. finally after a beautiful spring weather but really this is winter. we needed winter. i will let the snow talk for itself. look at that. >> that's beautiful. >> we call that cold smoke. that's nice light dry powder. here comes one of the groomers. look what they're doing. turning it into beautiful corduroy that the ski week fans will be loving. that gives you an idea how dry it is. john, after the dry spell this is mother nature's marketing at its best. >> absolutely. we we're loving it. reporting 12 inches new in the last 24 hours. >> pretty important week
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
of the century here at home. >>> plus former congressman jesse jackson jr. pleading guilty to fraud. his father, the reverend jesse jackson joins me next. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> not a proud day. i'm sorry i low everybody down. >> former congressman jesse jackson jr. outside a courthouse yesterday after he pled guilty to charges that he misused campaign funds. he will be sentenced in june, so we won't know his fate until then, but right now his father, the ref endjesse jackson sr. joins me to talk about this and other topics. i want to begin by asking how your son is doing and your reaction initially? i
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 183 (some duplicates have been removed)